Northwestern Honors Wounded Troops With Gore-Porn Football Uniforms

Northwestern Honors Wounded Troops With Gore-Porn Football UniformsS

Under Armour, the sports-gear supplier of choice for people who feel Nike just isn't crass or hideous enough, is helping the Northwestern University football team pay tribute to the country's war casualties by dressing the players in a special flag-patterned uniform smeared with fake blood. If you buy one for yourself, Under Armour will donate a whole $7.49 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Northwestern's Very Literal "Wounded Warrior" Unis Have Blood Spatters

Northwestern's Very Literal "Wounded Warrior" Unis Have Blood Spatters

Northwestern will be wearing these very special uniforms against Michigan on Nov. 16. Having been beaten down by the ubiquity of one-off unis, it's hard to get upset about the asymmetrical patriotic mishmash. It's even tough to muster up outrage over the fact that just 10 percent of proceeds from jerseys sold will actually go to the Wounded Warrior Project. (Along with 100 percent of the proceeds from an auction of game-worn jerseys.) But isn't "flag covered in blood" a little on-the-nose for something honoring a group that operates programs for injured veterans?

The uniforms are ass-ugly, but that's almost a given when Under Armour's creativity is allowed to run wild. Instead of player names, the nameplates on the jerseys will be one of seven "core values": courage, duty, integrity, honor, country, service, and commitment.

Notable, considering Northwestern's school colors and the fact that the Wounded Warrior Project presumably contains a lot of Purple Heart recipients: There's not a stich of purple in this thing.

More photos, via the university:

Northwestern's Very Literal "Wounded Warrior" Unis Have Blood SpattersS

Northwestern's Very Literal "Wounded Warrior" Unis Have Blood SpattersS

Northwestern's Very Literal "Wounded Warrior" Unis Have Blood SpattersS

Northwestern's Very Literal "Wounded Warrior" Unis Have Blood SpattersS

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